- Author : Jerry L. Old
- Release Date : 25 January 2022
- Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 348 pages
- ISBN 13 : 0781763436
Download or read book entitled A Practical Guide to Palliative Care by author: Jerry L. Old which was release on 25 January 2022 and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins with total page 348 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics. The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.